Carbonell-Silletta, L., Scholz, F. G., Burek, A., Villa, V. D., Cavallaro, A., Askenazi, J. O., Arias, N. S., Hao, G.-Y., Goldstein, G., & Bucci, S. J. (2024). Nitrogen rather than water availability limits aboveground primary productivity in an arid ecosystem: Substantial differences between grasses and shrubs. Ecohydrology: Ecosystems, Land and Water Process Interactions, Ecohydrogeomorphology17(3).

Hernández, M. A., Ledesma, A. E., Moncalián, G., & Alvarez, H. M. (2024). MLDSR, the transcriptional regulator of the major lipid droplets protein MLDS, is controlled by long‐chain fatty acids and contributes to the lipid‐accumulating phenotype in oleaginous Rhodococcus strains. The FEBS Journal291(7), 1457–1482.

Herrero, O. M., & Alvarez, H. M. (2024). Fruit residues as substrates for single-cell oil production by Rhodococcus species: physiology and genomics of carbohydrate catabolism. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology40(2).

Silva, R. A., Hernández, M. A., Kalscheuer, R., Steinbüchel, A., & Alvarez, H. M. (2024). Two protocols for the detection of oleaginous bacteria using Oil Red O. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology108(1).


Bucci, S. J., Carbonell-Silletta, L., Cavallaro, A., Arias, N. S., Campanello, P. I., Goldstein, G., & Scholz, F. G. (2023). Bark and sapwood water storage and the atypical pattern of recharge and discharge of water reservoirs indicate low vulnerability to drought in Araucaria araucanaTree Physiology43(2), 248–261.

Cavallaro, A., Carbonell‐Silletta, L., Askenazi, J. O., Goldstein, G., Bucci, S. J., & Scholz, F. G. (2023). Phenotypic plasticity in leaf traits in response to experimental precipitation increase: Wettability, foliar water uptake and gas exchangeEcohydrology16(7), e2573.

Galván, V., Pascutti, F., Sandoval, N. E., Lanfranconi, M. P., Lozada, M., Arabolaza, A. L., ... & Dionisi, H. M. (2023). High wax ester and triacylglycerol biosynthesis potential in coastal sediments of Antarctic and Subantarctic environmentsPlos one18(7), e0288509.

Livieri, A. L., Colaccini, F., Hernández, M. A., Gago, G., Alvarez, H. M., Gramajo, H., & Rodriguez, E. (2023). Genetic analysis of acyl-CoA carboxylases involved in lipid accumulation in Rhodococcus jostii RHA1Applied microbiology and biotechnology107(17), 5503–5516.

Peschiutta, M. L., Bucci, S. J., Goldstein, G., & Scholz, F. G. (2023). Artificial herbivory on Prunus avium: impacts on physiological leaf traitsArthropod-Plant Interactions17(2), 157-165.

Peschiutta ML, Bucci SJ, Scholz FG. (2023) Insectos de importancia económica y sanitaria
La babosita del peral, una plaga que avanza sobre los cerezos. Revista Presencia 79, 46-48.


Cavallaro, A., Carbonell-Silletta, L., Burek, A., Goldstein, G., Scholz, F. G., & Bucci, S. J. (2022). Leaf surface traits contributing to wettability, water interception and uptake of above-ground water sources in shrubs of Patagonian arid ecosystemsAnnals of Botany130(3), 409-418.

Cretton, M., Malanga, G., Mazzuca Sobczuk, T., & Mazzuca, M. (2023). Marine lipids as a source of high-quality fatty acids and antioxidantsFood Reviews International39(8), 4941-4964.

Carbonell-Silletta, L., Cavallaro, A., Pereyra, D. A., Askenazi, J. O., Goldstein, G., Scholz, F. G., & Bucci, S. J. (2022). Soil respiration and N-mineralization processes in the Patagonian steppe are more responsive to fertilization than to experimental precipitation increasePlant and Soil479(1-2), 405-422.

Carrasco, L. O., Bucci, S. J., Scholz, F. G., Loto, D., Gasparri, I., Goldstein, G., & Campanello, P. I. (2022). Biophysical Properties of Inner Bark and Sapwood in Tree Species From Forests With Contrasting Precipitation in Subtropical South AmericaFrontiers in Forests and Global Change5, 793385.

Villa, M. D., Cristiano, P. M., De Diego, M. S., Rodríguez, S. A., Efron, S. T., Bucci, S. J., ... & Goldstein, G. (2022). Do selective logging and pine plantations in humid subtropical forests affect aboveground primary productivity as well as carbon and nutrients transfer to soil?Forest Ecology and Management503, 119736.


Alvarez, H. M., Hernández, M. A., Lanfranconi, M. P., Silva, R. A., & Villalba, M. S. (2021). Rhodococcus as biofactories for microbial oil productionMolecules26(16), 4871.

Arias, N. S., Scholz, F. G., Goldstein, G., & Bucci, S. J. (2021). Low-temperature acclimation and legacy effects of summer water deficits in olive freezing resistanceTree Physiology41(10), 1836-1847.

Silva Costa, L., De Moura, C. O., Bucci, S. J., Sonsin-Oliveira, J., Gomes, S. M., & Da Cunha Bustamante, M. M. (2021). Nutrient enrichment changes water transport structures of savanna woody plants. Environ. Res. Lett. 16 055021

Cretton, M., Malanga, G., Mazzuca Sobczuk, T., & Mazzuca, M. (2021). Lipid fraction from industrial crustacean waste and its potential as a supplement for the feed industry: a case study in Argentine patagoniaWaste and Biomass Valorization12, 2311-2319.

Gong, X. W., Guo, J. J., Fang, L. D., Bucci, S. J., Goldstein, G., & Hao, G. Y. (2021). Hydraulic dysfunction due to root-exposure-initiated water stress is responsible for the mortality of Salix gordejevii shrubs on the windward slopes of active sand dunesPlant and Soil459, 185-201.

Gurin, C., Mazzuca, M., Otero, J. G., & Maier, M. S. (2021). Micro-Raman spectroscopy and complementary techniques applied for the analysis of rock art paintings at the archaeological locality La Angostura, lower valley of Chubut River (Patagonia, Argentina)Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences13, 1-21.

Gurin, M. C., Careaga Quiroga, V. P., Gómez Otero, J., Mazzuca, M., & Maier, M. S. (2021). Análisis comparativo de lípidos en pinturas rupestres y rocas soporte de la localidad La Angostura, Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina.

Lanfranconi, M. P., Arabolaza, A., Gramajo, H., & Alvarez, H. M. (2021). Insights into the evolutionary history of the virulent factor HBHA of Mycobacterium tuberculosisArchives of Microbiology203, 2171-2182.

Rodríguez, S. A., Cristiano, P. M., Lezcano, O. A., Suirezs, T. M., Díaz Villa, M. V. E., Bucci, S. J., ... & Campanello, P. I. (2021). Crown structural properties, wood density, and liana load: influence on growth and mortality in subtropical forestsCanadian Journal of Forest Research51(1), 111-121.


Cavallaro A., Carbonell Silleta L., Pereyra D.A, Goldstein G, Scholz F.G., Bucci S.J. (2020) Foliar water uptake in arid ecosystems: seasonal variability and ecophysiological consequences. Oecol 193:337–348.

Cavallaro A., Bucci S.J., Carbonell Silletta L.M., Pereyra D.A., Arias N.S., Goldstein G., Scholz F.G. (2020) Contribution of leaf water uptake to transpiration and water status in arid ecosystems. Acta Hortic 1300  DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1300.18

Cereijo A.E., Alvarez H.M., Iglesias A.A., Asencion Diez M.D. (2020) Glucosamine-P and rhodococcal ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylases: A hint to (re)discover (actino)bacterial amino sugar metabolism. Biochimie. 21;176:158-161. doi:10.1016/j.biochi.2020.07.006.

Cereijo A.E., Kuhn M.L., Hernández M.A., Ballicora M.A., Iglesias A.A., Alvarez H.M., Asencion Diez M.D. (2020) Study of duplicated galU genes in Rhodococcus jostii and a putative new metabolic node for glucosamine-1P in rhodococci. BBA-Gen Subj 129727.

Cretton, M; Malanga, G.; Mazzuca Sobczuk, T.; Mazzuca M.* (2020) Lipid fraction from industrial crustcean waste and its potential as a supplement for the feed industry: a case study in Argentine Patagonia. Waste and Biomass Valorization

Ignazi G., Bucci S.J., Premoli A. (2020) Stories from common gardens: Water shortage differentially affects Nothofagus pumilio from contrasting precipitation regimes. Forest Ecol Manag 458(1).

Gong W.X. Guo J-J., Li X., Jiang D-M., Scholz F., Bucci S., Goldstein G., Hao G-Y. (2020) Contrasts in xylem hydraulics and water use underlie the sorting of different sand-fixing shrub species to early and late stages of dune stabilization. Forest Ecol Manag 457.

Guo J‐J., Gong X‐W., Fang L‐D., Jiang D-M., Ala M., Bucci S. , Scholz F.G, Goldstein G., Hao G-Y.  (2020) Switching of dominant positions between two sand‐fixing shrub species during the dune revegetation process is underlain by their contrasting xylem hydraulics and water‐use strategies. Land Degrad Dev  31:1195–1205.

Peschiutta, M.L., Bucci, S.J., Goldstein, G. et al. (2020) Leaf herbivory and calcium oxalate crystal production in Prunus aviumArthropod-Plant Interactions

Peschiutta M.L., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G., Bucci S.J. (2020) Lagged effects of leaf herbivory by Caliroa cerasi L. on reproductive organs in Prunus avium L.: overcompensation in flower production reduced quality of fruits and seeds. Basic Appl Ecol 45:22-30.

Schuster, V.; Mazzuca M.; Gurin, M. C.; Moreno, E. Ácidos grasos y esteroles en la cerámica arqueológica de los lagos Musters y Colhue Huapi, Bajo Sarmiento, provincia del Chubut. Anuario de Arqueología, Rosario; Lugar: Rosario; Año: 2020 vol. 12 p. 123 - 131

Villa M.V.E., Cristiano P.M., De Diego M.S., Rodriguez S., Bucci S.J., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G. (2020) Primary Productivity Determinants of Different Land Uses in Humid Subtropical Ecosystems: From Native Forests to Tree Plantations. Ecosystems 1-13.


Alvarez H.M., Herrero O.M., Silva R.A., Hernández M.A., Lanfranconi M.P., Villalba M.S. (2019) Insights into the metabolism of oleaginous Rhodococcus. Appl Env Microbiol 85:e00498-19.

Bucci S.J., Carbonell Silletta L.M., Garré A., Tefron T., Arias N., Goldstein G., Scholz F.G. (2019) Functional relationships between hydraulic traits and the timing of diurnal depression of photosynthesis. Plant Cell Environ 42:1603– 1614.

Carbonell Silletta L, Cavallaro A., Kwall R., Pereyra D., Silva R., Arias N., Goldstein G., Scholz F.G., Bucci S.J. (2019) Temporal and spatial variability in soil CO2 efflux in the patagonian steppe. Plant Soil 444:165-176.

Hernández M.A. and Alvarez H.M. (2019) Increasing lipid production using an NADP+-dependent malic enzyme from Rhodococcus jostii. Microbiology. (UK)165(1):4-14. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000736.

Hernández M.A., Alvarez H.M., Lanfranconi M.P., Silva R.A., Herrero O.M., Villalba M.S. 2019. Central Metabolism of Species of the Genus Rhodococcus. En Alvarez H.M. (Ed.); Biology of Rhodococcus, Microbiology Monographs vol 16. Springer, Cham.

Ronchi R.; Beaufay C.; Bero J.; Robirosa J. B.; Mazzuca M,; Palermo J. A.; Leclercq J. Q.; Sánchez M.. Secochiliode ester derivatives: preparation and evaluation of their antiparasitic and antimalarial efficacy. CHEMICAL BIOLOGY & DRUG DESIGN; Lugar: Oxford; Año: 2019 vol. 93 p. 147 - 153


Herrero O.M., Villalba M.S., Lanfranconi M.P., Alvarez HM. (2018) Rhodococcus bacteria as a promising source of oils from olivemill wastes. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 10:114.  doi: 10.1007/s11274-018-2499-3.

Madueño L., Coppotelli B.M., Festa S., Alvarez H.M., Morelli I.S. (2018) Insights into the mechanisms of desiccation resistance of the Patagonian PAH-degrading strain Sphingobium sp. 22B. J Appl Microbiol 124(6):1532-1543. doi: 10.1111/jam.13742. 

Peschiutta M.L., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G., Bucci S.J. (2018) Herbivory alters plant carbon assimilation, patterns of biomass allocation and nitrogen use efficiency. Acta Oecol 86:9-16.

Peschiutta M.L., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G., Bucci S.J. (2018) Oviposition by herbivorous insects induces changes in optical and mechanical properties of Prunus avium leaves. Arthropod-Plant Interact 12:613–622.


Arias N.S., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G., Bucci S.J. (2017) The cost of avoiding freezing in stems: trade-off between xylem resistance to cavitation and supercooling capacity in woody plants. Tree Physiol 37:1251–1262.

Barría, M.; Crettón, M.; Gurín, C.; Arce, M.E.; Rost, E.; Mazzuca, M. Nutrient content of aerial parts of woody species In the patagonian steppe, Argentina. BOLETíN DE LA SOCIEDAD ARGENTINA DE BOTáNICA; Lugar: Córdoba; Año: 2017 vol. 52 p. 666 - 674

Dávila Costa J.S., Silva R.A., Leichert L., Alvarez H.M. (2017) Proteome analysis reveals differential expression of proteins involved in triacylglycerol accumulation by Rhodococcus jostii RHA1 after addition of methyl viologen. Microbiology 163(3):343-354. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000424.

Day P.A., Villalba M.S., Herrero O.M., Arancibia L.A., Alvarez H.M. (2017) Formation of indigoidine derived-pigments contributes to the adaptation of Vogesella sp. strain EB to cold aquatic iron-oxidizing environments. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 110(3): 415-428. doi: 10.1007/s10482-016-0814-2

Hernández M.A., Gleixner G., Sachse D., Alvarez H.M. (2017) Carbon Allocation in Rhodococcus jostii RHA1 in Response to Disruption and Overexpression of nlpR Regulatory Gene, Based on 13C-labeling Analysis. Front Microbiol 11;8:1992. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01992.

Hernández M.A., Lara J., Gago G., Gramajo H., Alvarez H.M. (2017) The pleiotropic transcriptional regulator NlpR contributes to the modulation of nitrogen metabolism, lipogenesis and triacylglycerol accumulation in oleaginous rhodococci. Mol Microbiol Jan; 103(2):366-385. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13564.

Juarez A., Villa J.A., Lanza V.F., Lázaro B., de la Cruz F., Alvarez H.M., Moncalián G. (2017) Nutrient starvation leading to triglyceride accumulation activates the Entner Doudoroff pathway in Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Microb Cell Factories. 16(1):35. doi: 10.1186/s12934-017-0651-7.

Lanfranconi M.P. and Alvarez H.M. (2017) Rewiring neutral lipids production for the de novo synthesis of wax esters in Rhodococcus opacus PD630. J Biotechnol 260:67-73.

Pereyra D.A., Bucci S.J., Arias N.S., Goldstein G., Ciana N., Scholz F.G. (2017) Grazing increases evapotranspiration without the cost of lowering soil water storages in arid ecosystems. Ecohydrol 10


Alvarez H.M. (2016) Triacylglycerol and wax ester-accumulating machinery in prokaryotes. Biochimie 120:28-39. doi: 10.1016/j.biochi.2015.08.01.

Cereijo A.E., Asención Diez M.D., Dávila Costa J.S., Alvarez H.M., Iglesias A.A. (2016) On the kinetic and allosteric regulatory properties of the ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase from Rhodococcus jostii: An approach to evaluate glycogen metabolism in oleaginous bacteria. Front Microbiol 7:830. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.00830

Crettón, M.; Rost, E.; Mazzuca Sobczuk T.; Mazzuca m., Variation in the proximate composition and fatty acid profile recovered from Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) waste from Patagonia. GRASAS Y ACEITES; Lugar: Sevilla; Año: 2016 vol. 67

Cristiano P.M., Pereyra D.A., Bucci S.J., Madanes N., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G. (2016) Remote sensing and ground‐based measurements of evapotranspiration in an extreme cold Patagonian desert. Hydrol Process 30:4449– 4461.

Gleason S.M., Westoby M., Jansen S., Choat B., Hacke U.G., Pratt R.B., Bhaskar R., Brodribb T.J., Bucci S.J., Cao K.‐F., Cochard H., Delzon S., Domec J.‐C., Fan Z.‐X., Feild T.S., Jacobsen A.L., Johnson D.M., Lens F., Maherali H., Martínez‐Vilalta J., Mayr S., McCulloh K.A., Mencuccini M., Mitchell P.J., Morris H., Nardini A., Pittermann J., Plavcová L., Schreiber S.G., Sperry J.S., Wright I.J., Zanne A.E. (2016) Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylem‐specific hydraulic efficiency across the world's woody plant species. New Phytol 209:123-136.

Herrero O.M. and Alvarez H.M. (2016) Whey as a renewable source for lipid production by Rhodococcus strains: physiology and genomics of lactose and galactose utilization. Eur J Lipid Sci Technol 118:262-272. doi: 10.1002/ejlt.201500080

Herrero O.M., Moncalián G., Alvarez H.M. (2016) Physiological and genetic differences amongst Rhodococcus species for using glycerol as a source for growth and triacylglycerol production. Microbiology 162(2):384-397. doi: 10.1099/mic0.000232

Lanfranconi M.P. and Alvarez H.M. (2016) Functional divergence of HBHA from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its evolutionary relationship with TadA from Rhodococcus opacus. Biochemie

Peschiutta M.L., Bucci S.J., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G. (2016) Compensatory responses in plant-herbivore interactions: impacts of insects on leaf water relations. Acta Oecol 73:71-76

Zhang Y-J., Bucci S.J., Arias N.S., Scholz F.G., Hao G-Y., Cao K-F., Goldstein G. (2016) Freezing resistance in Patagonian woody shrubs: the role of cell wall elasticity and stem vessel size. Tree Physiol 36:1007–1018


Arias N.S., Bucci S.J., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G. (2015) Freezing avoidance by supercooling in Olea europaea cultivars: the role of apoplastic water, solute content and cell wall rigidity. Plant Cell Environ 38:2061– 2070.

Cristiano P.M, Campanello P.I., Bucci S.J, Rodriguez S.A, Lezcano O.A, Scholz F.G, Madanes N., Di Francescantonio D., Oliva Carrasco L., Zhang Y-JZ., Goldstein G. (2015) Evapotranspiration of subtropical forests and tree plantations: a comparative analysis at different temporal and spatial scales. Agr Forest Meteorol 203:96-106.

Dávila Costa J.S., Herrero O.M., Alvarez H.M., Leichert L. (2015) Label-free and redox proteomic analyses of the triacylglycerol-accumulating Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Microbiology. 161(3):593-610. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000028.

Hernández M.A., Comba S., Arabolaza A., Gramajo H., Alvarez H.M. (2015) Overexpression of a phosphatidic acid phosphatase type 2 leads to an increase in triacylglycerols production in oleaginous Rhodococcus strains. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 99(5):2191-2207. doi: 10.1007/s00253-014-6002-2

Lanfranconi M.P., Alvarez A.F., Alvarez H.M. (2015) Identification of genes coding for putative wax ester synthase/diacylglycerol acyltransferase enzymes in terrestrial and marine environments. AMB Express 5:42.